August 8, 2011 Subject:
And what a showcase!
In his other films, Bobby sings. In this one, he sings opera. La donna è mobile is not an easy piece, and he sings it well. He also sings a few lines from the Neapolitan, Santa Lucia. The story is about opera, too—how Bobby's character finds his way out of an orphanage and into opera, and how opera finally reunites him with his father, who he thought was dead. What a treat this would be for a classical music lover, except…
…except for the barely watchable condition of the print they found to digitize. This doesn't remind me of an old 1950's TV, it reminds me of a film that broke in a few dozen places and got spliced back together carelessly, so that the sprocket holes don't match up right, and so that it slips and trips in the projector. It reminds me of a reel of film that maybe got left out in the sun, so that the sound fades in and out for a while, at about the speed that a reel turns on a projector. It's better than nothing, but still pretty sad if this is the best or only print that has survived. 5 stars for the movie, but for the print…
July 31, 2007 Subject:
Still Worth Seeing.
This 1936 movie is Bobby Breen's successful musical movie debut (Originally released by RKO pictures). "Let's Sing Again" may now be considered too sentimental and dated, but it is still worth seeing. I found 8 year old Bobby a talented singer and juvenile actor with lots of showmanship. Obviously, like most of Breen's films, it is a showcase for him. Still, there is an excellent supporting cast-especially Henry Armetta. Breen was one of Eddie Cantor's proteges. His popularity lasted for a few years.
February 1, 2007 Subject:
A young boy escapes his orphanage and joins a show where he is adopted by an opera star who helps him develop his voice. The mentor is terminally ill, they go to New York to see an opera where the boy meets his real father
January 9, 2007 Subject:
This movie is good, but the quality of the print is very bad. It is very dark in a lot of scenes and the picture flips up many times. You may find it reminds you (if your old enough) watching it on an old 50s TV with the Vertical Hold control gone! It would be nice if someone could post a different print.